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Seinfeld on Why Trump Isn't on His Show: 'You Have to Be Funny Yourself'

Seinfeld on Why Trump Isn't on His Show: 'You Have to Be Funny Yourself'
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By    |   Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:19 AM

Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel for a 10th season of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," but says none of his 12 episodes will include President Donald Trump, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

"You have to be a comedian [to be on my show]," Seinfeld said in explaining why he would not invite Trump. "You can't be someone who's made fun of - you actually have to be funny yourself. So far, we haven't really seen that, but we're watching closely."

In contrast, Seinfeld said, former President Barack Obama appeared on his show, because "You got to show up at the White House Correspondents' dinner and do a funny monologue… Remember [Obama's] monologues at the Correspondents' dinners? Very funny stuff."

Seinfeld did agree, however, that Trump is "God's gift to comedy," because "there's so much material. Can you imagine how bad 'SNL' would be without Trump? It's so much more fun now."

Seinfeld stressed that, in any case, he is not good at getting political in his comedy.

"I don't like 'we agree' applause. As a comedian, I don't think that's fun to get. I like it when people just laugh."

Seinfeld's show centers on lively conversations between himself and fellow comedians as they drive around in classic vehicles and stop for cups of java.

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Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel for a 10th season of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," but says none of his 12 episodes will include President Donald Trump.
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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:19 AM
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